Cordova, Alaska

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Cordova, Alaska

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High Points

Cordova strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alaska):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cordova Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cordova Short Commute Times
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Cordova Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 8% Cordova People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Cordova Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Cordova Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 15% Cordova Low Rate of Poverty
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Cordova Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Cordova, Alaska

Comparing Cordova to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alaska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Racial Diversity 9 9
Age of the Population 5 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Senior Citizens 1 7
Female Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 2
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 9
People Above Poverty 7 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 10 5
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 8 2
People Living Alone 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 8
Low Violent Crime 2 4

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Cordova Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 117 miles E of Anchorage, Alaska
County Valdez-Cordova
P.O. Box Zip Codes 99574, 99677
Phone Area Codes 907
Time Zone Alaska (-9 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 60.82
Longitude -146.43

Cordova Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station VALDEZ
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 27 F
Apr Temp 31 to 44 F
Jul Temp 48 to 62 F
Oct Temp 33 to 43 F
Annual Precip 67.4 inches
Distance 39 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 27 F
Apr Temp 28 to 44 F
Jul Temp 47 to 62 F
Oct Temp 32 to 43 F
Annual Precip 114.9 inches
Distance 71.2 miles
Jan Temp -13 to 3 F
Apr Temp 17 to 43 F
Jul Temp 43 to 69 F
Oct Temp 17 to 35 F
Annual Precip 12.4 inches
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Cordova Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,454 100%
Male 1,336 54.4%
Female 1,118 45.6%
Under 18 686 28%
18+ 1,768 72%
65+ 166 6.8%
Median Age 36.9
Average Family Size 3.17
White 1,745 71.1%
African-American 10 0.4%
Asian 247 10.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 254 10.4%
Other 33 1.3%
Mixed Race 165 6.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 75 3.1%

Estimated Cordova Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,327
Growth -127
Growth % -5.2%

Cordova Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
German 11.5%
US/American 9.1%
English 6%
Irish 5%
Swedish 4.5%
Norwegian 3.4%
Italian 2.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
European 2.2%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Polish 1.4%
Scottish 1.3%
French Canadian 1.2%
Greek 1.1%
Slovak 1%
Danish 1%
Finnish 0.7%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
Welsh 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cordova, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Chenega Bay (99574)

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Cordova Public Libraries

Cordova Public Library
Cordova, Alaska
(907) 424-6667
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Cordova High Schools (2004)

Serves 224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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